What, no Qatar test thread?

Discussion in 'General' started by CRA_Fizzer, Mar 10, 2017.

  1. masshole

    masshole sixoneseven

    I wonder if they will add more cross members/ wings inside of those huge holes in the upper. And add even more "hidden" winglets along the sides like Yamaha.
    Also, no holes in the tail sections yet like on the current production Yamahas.

    My point is- on looks alone it could get a lot worse. :D
     
  2. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Except it's been done before.
     
  3. Bruce

    Bruce Tuck & Roll

    I remember reading somewhere that even with the cut-outs on the levers one rider needed the bodywork modified to avoid the wind drag pushing on the brake lever. It was a few years ago. I just wonder what unforeseen implications there could be, then having only one other try to get it right with the rules.
     
  4. BHP41

    BHP41 Well-Known Member

    Can the design change throughout the year. I thought they have to be finalized before the first GP. As in no modifications either internal or external once the season starts.
     
  5. lee955i

    lee955i The Traveling Gnome

    They have to homolgate a fairing design to start the year, then they can introduce I new design at any time during the year. That's it. Kinda reminds me of a Ferrari Enzo from the front.
     
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  6. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

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    Not F-1....F-15
     
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  7. flyboy

    flyboy Well-Known Member

    Reminds me of a Tie Fighter....very Star Wars....I kind of like it....
     
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  8. Steeltoe

    Steeltoe What's my move?

    Suzuki better step it up!
     
  9. pickled egg

    pickled egg Art is subjective

    Or else what? :Poke:
     
  10. RM Racing

    RM Racing Tool user

    Crazy Joe only 4 laps?
     
  11. 418

    418 Expert #59


    Called that one...
     
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  12. throwdown

    throwdown Well-Known Member

    Jlo finally making that bag of Italian trash work.
     
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  13. Potts N Pans

    Potts N Pans Well-Known Member

    What will they do....recall the Ducati bodywork?? :D
     
  14. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

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  15. deepsxepa

    deepsxepa Hazardous

    that 'cowl' also looks like it could be bad news without anti-wheelie controls.
     
  16. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

    Bummer for the KTM team :(
     
  17. BHP41

    BHP41 Well-Known Member

    What happened? I haven't been to any news sites because I haven't watch the SSP race yet. MotoGP didn't have anything.
     
  18. SPL170db

    SPL170db Trackday winner

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  19. BHP41

    BHP41 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I've stayed away so as not to spoil the SSP race.

    Times aren't terrible. 1 sec back from AI but they need to take a big step. Hopefully by mid season they will have taken that step.

    On a positive note, they aren't doing any aero designs this year so they could wind up being the best looking bike on the grid by the first GP. :D
     
  20. galloway840

    galloway840 Well-Known Member

    Head over to motogp.com if you want to see Suzuki's version of the Hammerhead. They have it, but it looks like a droopy faced fish, not a shark...

    As far as the Ducati fairing, "form follows function". If it works, go with it...
     

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